#DePaul in the NEWS

June 12, 2017

"We study dying so we know how to live," medical anthropologist Craig Klugman tells WBEZ's "Morning Shift." Many people avoid talking about death with family and friends, but that doesn't help, says Klugman. "There are a number of studies out that say that if you can talk about your death and dying, you are more likely to have your wishes fulfilled at the end of life, you are more likely to get the treatments you want and to not get the treatment that you do not want," he explains. 

June 08, 2017
Crain's Chicago Business

A longtime Chicago late-night theatre experience, "Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind," has come to an end. Now the Neo-Futurists troupe is regrouping with a new show, but will it work? "A lot of 'Too Much Light' was less about the content -- which, sure, it's smart and funny and often very good -- but it was about the experience of doing this cool, edgy, out-of-the-box thing," says Coya Paz Brownrigg, chair of theatre studies. "It remains to be seen whether people will still feel cool going to the new show," she tells Crain's Chicago Business.

June 07, 2017

Rather than focusing solely on law or policy, DePaul's Refugee and Forced Migration Studies master's degree program "trains students to go out into the field and work with refugees," explains director Shailja Sharma on WBEZ's "Morning Shift." Joining Sharma was one of the program's recent graduates, Addisalem Agegnehu, who discusses what comes after earning her degree. "I really want to work abroad in refugee camps," Agegnehu says. 

June 07, 2017
Crain's Chicago Business

"The new home of DePaul basketball next to McCormick Place is almost ready for its debut," reports Crain's Chicago Business. The Wintrust Arena in Chicago's South Loop neighborhood is slated to open this fall and will also host some 50 events a year, including concerts and exhibition sports. Chicago Tribune and WGN have more. 

June 05, 2017

In Chicago's Ravenswood neighborhood, a six-pack of microbreweries (and one distillery) attracts locals and visitors alike. "It's really a perfect storm of things happening over the last 10-15 years," says advertising expert Dan Azzaro. The cluster of businesses dubbed "Malt Row" is "building around the cool feel of the neighborhood," he tells WTTW's "Chicago Tonight."

June 04, 2017
Chicago Sun-Times

The Chicago Housing Authority's plan to move residents out of housing projects may have unintentionally lowered the city's black population, according to race and housing expert William Sampson. "The only way CHA could track these people was if they were eligible for relocation. If they relocated on their own, CHA couldn't find them. This is thousands and thousands of people," he tells the Chicago Sun-Times.

June 03, 2017
Crain's Chicago Business

Impending changes to federal healthcare law will add even more financial pressure to health systems, Wendy Nutter Epstein, faculty director of DePaul's Jaharis Health Law Institute, tells Crain's Chicago Business. "I think the uncertainty alone of what the laws are going to look like in a week, a month, a year down the road is making it very difficult for hospitals to make decisions and adapt," she says.

June 01, 2017
Huffington Post

Hate crimes, like the recent event on a Portland, Oregon, train, should be called domestic terrorism, argues international security analyst Tom Mockaitis. Doing so "could empower the government to devote more resources to combating the threat," he writes in Huffington Post.

May 31, 2017
DNAinfo Chicago

Citing well-known alums Gillian Anderson and John C. Reilly, The Hollywood Reporter once again included The Theatre School at DePaul among its list of top academic programs for actors. "We train everybody in theater — lighting designers, directors, technicians, you name it. We have always trained the full spectrum of theater students, not just actors," Dexter Bullard, head of graduate acting, tells DNAInfo.


May 24, 2017
NBC News

Procrastination is not a time management issue, says psychologist Joseph Ferrari. That's just one of the procrastination myths he helps debunk in an NBCNews.com report about why 20 percent of Americans put things off. "(People) think that procrastinators are just lazy," he says. "And that's not what's going on. It's an avoidance strategy. It's a way of never demonstrating to yourself or to others your abilities or your capabilities."